[IPAC-List] Personality Assessments

Michael McDaniel (WSF) McDaniel at WorkSkillsFirst.com
Thu Sep 12 18:04:25 EDT 2013

I can't think of a good situation in which one would want to use a
personality test for personnel selection because they are so easily faked.
If you were going to use one, you would want to set a very low cut score so
that you are failing only those who admit to being clearly inappropriate
for the job.


On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 2:49 PM, Barry Casey <
barry.casey at cahabavalleyfire.org> wrote:

> Greetings.


> In a previous professional life, I worked in personnel assessment with a

> Civil Service Board in Alabama. I have been contacted by another Fire

> District in our area about helping them with a promotional examination.

> However, they have concerns that some of the candidates that they believe

> will do well, would not be a good fit due to the personalities of the

> potential promotional candidates. Essentially, they are concerned that the

> individuals' ego would prevent them from being an effective company officer.


> Are any of you aware of any assessments that may help to identify those

> personality traits that may problematic for the District.


> Any advice is welcomed.


> Thanks,


> Barry P. Casey

> Executive Assistant to the Chief

> Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District

> 145 Narrows Dr

> Birmingham AL 35242

> 205-991-6664

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Michael A. McDaniel, Ph.D.
Work Skills First, Inc.
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